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  • Ducks stopped Erik Karlsson trade talks once they realized they couldn't afford him

    Orange County Register "Ducks general manager Bob Murray acknowledged he could have parted with a similar package of prospects and draft picks that enabled the San Jose Sharks to acquire superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators last week. But then what? “You’re not going to trade for him for one..." September 19

  • Veterans will need to buy into a new system for Ducks to have success this season

    Los Angeles Times "Whatever system the Ducks play — and they’re making a major philosophical shift from heavy hockey to a high-tempo game with quick puck movement — it will work only if players embrace it wholeheartedly as a group. If anything good can come from the ruins of their first-round..." September 18

  • Anaheim Ducks, Nick Ritchie Not Close To Signing Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Among the unsigned restricted free agents, Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie has flown relatively under the radar. With players like Shea Theodore, William Nylander and Darnell Nurse still embroiled in important contract negotiations, Ritchie hasn’t..." September 14

  • Ducks rookies Jacob Larsson, Marcus Pettersson eager to battle for roster spot

    Orange County Register "Job openings would seem to be scarce when the Ducks open training camp Friday. Their depth chart appears loaded with grizzled veterans who staked their claims on roles many years ago and also with promising young players who made their giant career leaps more recently.  There..." September 07

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Johansen: Kesler made a 'bit of a fool of himself' with tweet

    TSN "Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler reignited his feud with Nashville Predators centre Ryan Johansen with a tweet earlier this month, which Johansen believes he should regret. Kesler, who had been silent on Twitter dating back to February, tweeted at Johansen on Aug. 5, writing..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Anaheim Ducks Re-Sign Ondrej Kase To Three-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks are keeping busy in the slowest part of the summer, finally reaching terms on an extension with restricted free agent forward Ondrej Kase. The team has announced a three-year deal with the young right winger, who set career highs across the board last season. Beat..." August 15

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Ducks' ability to re-sign Jakob Silfverberg depends on his demands

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks are committed to paying more than $66MM for 13 players for the 2019-20 season after agreeing to a extensions with center Adam Henrique (five years, $29.25MM) and goaltender John Gibson (eight years, $51.2MM) this summer. So with those extensions already completed, the next..." August 12

  • Roster Battles Should Dominate Anaheim Ducks Training Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "More so than almost any team in the league, the Anaheim Ducks look to have uncertainty at the bottom of their roster. So far the 2018 offseason has been for the most part spent re-signing their own players, inking John Gibson and Adam Henrique to long-term extensions while..." August 09

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Kesler, Johansen exchange jabs over Twitter

    The Score "The dogs days of summer look to be getting the best of on-ice rivals Ryan Kesler and Ryan Johansen. The fun started on Sunday night after Kesler looked to challenge Johansen to a scrap ahead of the start of the season. Johansen seemed to respond with a shot of his..." August 06

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Isac Lundestrom To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have l0cked up their first-round pick from this year’s draft as they signed center Isac Lundestrom to a three-year entry-level deal, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. The deal also has a European clause, meaning he can return to Europe if he’s not playing in..." August 05

  • Ducks Sign Gibson to Eight-Year Contract Extension "The Ducks have signed goaltender John Gibson to an eight-year contract extension through the 2026-27 NHL season. "I believe in John Gibson, as does everyone in the organization," said Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray. "This is obviously a major..." August 04

  • Brandon Montour Re-Signs with Anaheim Ducks

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed restricted free agent Brandon Montour to a two-year contract. Financial terms have not yet been released. This contract expires at the end of the 2019-20 season when Montour will again be a restricted free agent. The parties came to a deal..." July 24

  • Ducks, Montour more than $3M apart ahead of arbitration

    The Score "Arbitration could be necessary to close the gap between the Anaheim Ducks and defenseman Brandon Montour in contract talks. The two sides will go before an arbiter Tuesday. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports that Montour's seeking a one-year deal worth $4.75 million, while..." July 22

  • Ducks working on 2-year bridge deal for RFA Brandon Montour

    The Score "The Anaheim Ducks are working on a two-year bridge deal for restricted free-agent defenseman Brandon Montour, as the two sides couldn't work out details for a long-term extension, general manager Bob Murray said, according to The Athletic's Eric Stephens. Montour and the Ducks..." July 22

  • Mixed feelings about Anaheim’s ‘Mighty Ducks’ retro-themed third jersey

    Pro Hockey Talk "When you’re mining nostalgia, there’s a risk of making us old, crusty types grumble about messing with our memories. One of the biggest ways to do that is to fall short when it comes to mixing the old with the new. (But really, the biggest hurdle comes from our own faulty..." July 21

  • Groulx impressing Ducks with skill, intellect "Benoit-Olivier Groulx grew up with a professional hockey coach at the dinner table. It's routinely evident in the way he plays the game. Groulx's acute hockey sense and attention to detail on each end of the ice helped set him apart when the Anaheim Ducks were ready to make..." July 18

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Anaheim Ducks Re-Sign Three Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have reached new contracts with three of their restricted free agents, signing Kalle Kossila, Kevin Roy and Andy Welinski to one-year two-way contracts. Eric Stephens of The Athletic has the financial breakdown of each contract: " July 17

  • Ducks agree to 5-year extension with Adam Henrique

    ESPN "The Anaheim Ducks' acquisition of Adam Henrique in November went so well that they're keeping the relationship going -- handing the center a five-year extension through the 2023-24 season. According to multiple reports, the deal carries an annual average value of $5.825..." July 16

  • Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dies while swimming

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NHL goalie Ray Emery died while going for a swim on Sunday morning, according to a report. The Hamilton Spectator reported Sunday that a man was with a group visiting a friend’s boat at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club when they decided to go for an early-morning swim around..." July 15

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Ducks add Schenn, Sustr for depth on defense, Gibbons for speed "When the Anaheim Ducks open this season, it appears their roster will look similar to the one that closed out 2017-18. The Ducks didn't make any major additions or lose any key players in free agency or via trade, meaning they will most likely play their season opener at the San..." July 09

  • Ducks to retire numbers of Kariya, Niedermayer next season

    Los Angeles Times "Paul Kariya's number is finally being raised to the rafters at Honda Center. The Ducks announced Monday that the Hall of Fame winger's No. 9 will be officially retired during the team's game against the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 21. Defenseman Scott Niedermayer's No. 27..." July 09

  • Lundestrom could provide Ducks with infusion of youth "Isac Lundestrom could play a huge role in the Anaheim Ducks' quest to get younger down the middle in upcoming seasons. The 18-year-old center was chosen by the Ducks with the No. 23 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, marking the first time Anaheim used its top selection on a center since..." July 07

  • Ducks to be relatively inactive during free agency, focus on locking up key players

    Yardbarker "The Ducks haven’t been overly active so far in free agency and that’s probably not going to change.  In his latest 31 Thoughts podcast (audio link), Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Anaheim’s focus at this stage of the summer is to lock up a pair of..." July 07

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Andrej Sustr To One-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have signed another depth defenseman, inking Andrej Sustr to a one-year contract. Sustr joins Luke Schenn as options to help replace the outgoing Kevin Bieksa and Francois Beauchemin on the Ducks blue line. Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports that the one-way deal is worth..." July 05

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Brian Gibbons, Carter Rowney, Ben Street

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Brian Gibbons, Carter Rowney and Ben Street to contracts. Gibbons has been signed to a one-year, one-way deal for $1MM, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Rowney has also been signed, according to The Athletic’s Eric Stephens. TSN’s Brennan..." July 02

  • Ducks' Luke Schenn: Moving to Anaheim

    CBS Sports "Schenn signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Ducks on Sunday, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. Once upon a time, Schenn was traded for James van Riemsdyk. This offseason, JVR signed a big deal to return to the Flyers, while Schenn is hoping to just catch on with Anaheim. " July 01

  • Ducks sign former Canucks winger Anton Rodin

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks have signed Swedish winger Anton Rodin. Rodin has spent part of last season with the AHL’s Utica Comets and part of the 2016-17 season with the Vancouver Canucks when he recorded one assist in three games with them. " July 01

  • Chris Wagner to sign 2-year deal with Boston

    Mass Live "It's not John Tavares, but the Boston Bruins are reportedly set to reel in another forward from the New York Islanders. Fox Sports Midwest Andy Strickland tweeted Saturday night that the Bruins will sign forward Chris Wagner to a two-year contract, with Mark Divver of the..." July 01

  • Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks Swap AHL Forwards

    CBS Sports "The Jets traded De Leo to the Ducks in exchange for forward Nic Kerdiles on Saturday. De Leo received a qualifying offer from Winnipeg as a pending restricted free agent, but now the Ducks will look to sign the center to his first non-entry-level deal ahead of the 2018-19..." June 30

  • Korbinian Holzer Placed On Waivers

    CBS Sports "Holzer was designated for unconditional waivers by the Ducks on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Holzer struggled to break into the Anaheim lineup -- he logged a mere 48 contests over the prior two seasons -- and even saw himself passed up by youngsters Marcus Pettersson..." June 25

  • Ducks Fire Assistant Coach Steve Konowalchuk

    The Hockey Writers "Amidst all the hoopla surrounding this past weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks made another personnel move—one that was somewhat under-the-radar yet still quite notable. The team announced on Friday that it had relieved assistant coach Steve..." June 25

  • NHL draft: Ducks target forwards, goalies on final day

    Orange County Register "In the NHL, there’s drafting, there’s development and there’s always a bit of luck. The Ducks, in building for the future, have checked off the first category, but the others bring far less certainty. Already set with a deep group of defensemen, the Ducks tended to..." June 24

  • Ducks draft Swedish center Isac Lundestrom with No. 23 pick in first round

    Orange County Register "The Ducks, perhaps mindful of their need for top-six forwards in the coming years, did the expected Friday and drafted Swedish center Isac Lundestrom with the No. 23 overall pick of the NHL draft. Lundestrom, 18, is listed at 6-foot, 183 pounds, and also can play left wing. Last year,..." June 22

  • Anaheim Ducks Re-Sign Kevin Boyle

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed one of their minor league goaltenders, inking Kevin Boyle to a two-year two-way extension worth an average of $675K in the NHL according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Boyle was scheduled to become a restricted free agent for the second time this summer, but..." June 17

  • Significant changes could be coming to Ducks roster

    Pro Hockey Talk "After losing in the Western Conference Final to the Nashville Predators in 2017, many expected the Anaheim Ducks to go on another run this year. The Ducks had an up-and-down regular season, but did enough to finish second in the Pacific Division. Unfortunately for them, that’s as good as..." June 11

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Speculation Surfaces Surrounding Corey Perry

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Frank Seravalli and TSN regularly maintain a “Trade Bait” board around the most active parts of the year, and on the first edition of it today there were some surprising names. Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators tops the list as he closes in on a potential extension on July 1st,..." June 06

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Antoine Morand To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Fresh off winning the Memorial Cup with Acadie-Bathurst, Antoine Morand has now signed his first professional contract. According to CapFriendly, the Anaheim Ducks have signed Morand to a three-year entry-level deal that carries an average annual value of $776K. Morand,..." May 29

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Ryan Kesler’s 2018-19 Season Still Up In The Air

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Among the biggest disappointments in the Anaheim Ducks season was Ryan Kesler, who battled through injury to return midway through the year only to be a shadow of his former self. In 44 games, Kesler registered just 14 points and averaged his lowest time on ice in more than a decade. He was..." May 25

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Ducks Sign AHL Coach Dallas Eakins To A Multi-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After failing to land any of the vacant NHL coaching jobs, Dallas Eakins has decided to stick around with Anaheim.  The Ducks announced (Twitter link) that they have signed their AHL bench boss to a multi-year contract extension.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eakins..." May 21

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15